The 2019 Symposium on Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
This course offers a comprehensive update, review and future practice of hyperbaric medicine and wound care. This includes oxygen physiology, and the physics, mechanisms-of-action for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), and etiology and management of wounds. Lectures include a review of the primary clinical indications for treatment, management of the patient undergoing hyperbaric therapy, and the future of HBOT. While focused on the basics of HBOT and wound care, this course is also an excellent educational opportunity for all health care professionals who want to expand their knowledge of HBOT and wound care.
There will be a continental breakfast, coffee, tea and water will be available all day, and a buffet lunch and snacks for the afternoon break. Please refer questions to Mike Gendreau, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Physicians / DPM / Specialists||$350.00|
|PA / NP / RN / Medical Students / Technician||$175.00|
Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at email@example.com. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs prior to March 2, 2019.
This course has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PA’s, NP’s, RN’s, podiatrist, and hyperbaric technicians and other health care professionals involved in treating patients where hyperbaric medicine is recommended. This includes all health professionals that are involved in wound care.
This course will provide a comprehensive review and update of the major clinical and operational aspects related to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and wound care. It will also cover the most relevant topics and our speaker’s thoughts on the future of HBOT and wound care.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the physiology and mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Determine the primary clinical indications for hyperbaric oxygen
- Assess the risks, benefits, and contraindications for HBOT
- List the mechanism of acute and chronic radiation tissue injury
- List the most commonly involved tissues that manifest radiation injury
- Discuss the work up needed prior to starting adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with radiation tissue injury
- List the common causes of gas embolism
- Describe the most common signs and symptoms of a gas embolism
- List the appropriate treatment of a gas embolism
- Discuss the Sherpa physiology, adaptation to altitude exposure and its relation to critical care
- Discuss the usage of the GAMOW bag soft hyperbaric chamber and the potential for life saving in extreme altitudes
- List why infected tissues becomes hypoxic
- Understand why infected hypoxic ischemic tissues causes acute life and limb threatening infections or severe chronic / refractory infections
- Understand the anti-inflammatory, anti-infective potentials of HBOT and list a number of reasons why treatment with HBOT can be of value in infective hypoxic disorders
- List the most common “flesh eating bacteria” associated with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NSTI) and the pathophysiology of its necrotizing character
- Describe the most common signs and symptoms of NSTI
- List the appropriate treatment of NSTI
- Have better knowledge of the current state of the art for hyperbaric medicine and how it benefits many wound care patients
- Discuss the treatment guidelines of wound care and hyperbarics
- Evaluate patients and conduct treatment to the approved clinical indications
- Discuss with their clinical colleagues the appropriate approach to patient care in hyperbaric and wound care situations
- Use a multi-disciplinary approach to hyperbaric and wound care
- Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the clinical setting
- Discuss new indications for hyperbaric medicine and implement them in their clinical practices
- Understand the etiology and physiology of wounds
- Identify different wound types including pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, lymphoedema, burns, and surgical ulcers
- Improve on the knowledge of advanced healing modalities including bioengineered skin products
- Integration of wound care into different specialty practice settings
- Appropriate use of DME in wound care delivery
- Discuss difficult to heal wounds and best approach to care delivery
- Discuss avoiding harassment and discrimination in the work place
- Open Panel discussion surrounding safety, side-effects, clinical practice guidelines, and outcome measurement in wound care and hyperbarics
The Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners has determined that the 12 CME credits available to participants of the 2019 Symposium will be accepted toward the CME’s required for Maryland podiatrists.
The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology has approved the 2019 Symposium for 7 category “A” credits and 5 category “B” credits.
- 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 12.00 Certificate of Participation